Honda HR-V vs. Kia Soul

Honda HR-V vs. Kia Soul

Small crossover SUVs have soared in popularity in recent years, and with so many good options on the market it can be hard to choose which one to park in your driveway. We’re going to help you narrow down your decision one step further by comparing two of the more popular models against each other, the 2020 Kia Soul and the 2020 Honda HR-V.


In terms of performance, the new Kia Soul has a little more under the hood with a 2.0L engine that generates 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2020 Honda HR-V meanwhile measures up at only 141 horsepower and 127 lb.-ft. of torque behind a 1.8L engine.


With the Kia Soul being shorter in length along with a tighter wheelbase, it requires a turning diameter of just 34.8 feet, which is nearly 3 feet tighter than the Honda HR-V. The Soul is also lighter and shorter in height than the other car, adding to its nimble nature on the road.


Despite sporting a smaller exterior body than the HR-V, the Kia Soul contains more room for second-row passengers and greater cargo capacity to better maximize the utility of its design.


Smart device integration including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ come standard on the 2020 Kia Soul but require an upgraded trim level to be found in the HR-V.


The new Soul is available in seven exterior colors, and all-season tires with steel wheels are standard on both the front and back. The Honda HR-V meanwhile has just four color options with standard tires and wheels.

Test Drive a Kia Soul in Wilmington, NC.

Come meet the winner of this matchup at Coastal Kia. Take the 2020 Kia Soul for a test drive or browse other new Kia cars for sale in Wilmington, NC, to see how you can drive home a winner from Coastal Kia today.